"For Christ's love compels us, because he died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who gave us the ministry of reconciliation: That God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."
Thursday, November 20, 2008
ABCs of the Word
Today's letter for ABCs of the Word is "R". I have chosen 2Corinthians 5:14-21. It's a longer passage, and I'm not going to have time to put Grey like Snuffie's flower here until after work, but wanted to get the Scripture up. As I was looking in my concordance for what to use, I saw words like, "rejoice" and "resplendent" that I thought were pretty cool, but when I saw "reconciliation" I wanted to use that, because it's a good word to remind us what Jesus did for us, and how we are to forgive each other. It tells us here that God is not counting our sins against us. This may be helpful, realizing there may be people we only see at the holidays that need ongoing forgiveness from us.